(d) calls upon the RCR to publicly call for withdrawal of the Health and Social Care Bill;
(e) calls upon the RCR to seek an alliance with the BMA, RCN, RCM and other willing Royal Colleges and NHS stakeholder organisations to collectively call for the withdrawal of the Health and Social Care Bill.
I really hope that fellows of the RCR will set an example and set the ball in motion to finish off this disastrous bill. It is vitally important to realise that the policies that enshrined in this bill to deliver an external market driven health system, are mutually reinforcing. If one of these key policies falls, the whole edifice of the bill falls. That is precisely why the concessions Lansley will give to the Lords, will not be any of his key red lines polcies that deliver his market. Even the talk of “integration” is meaningless. For example, the disastrously expensive Health Maintenance Organisations in the United States are based on “integrated care” models.